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You can use any email client to log into the server and receive, manage and send mail. Clients can be Outlook / Eudora / Thunderbird / Mac / iPad / Phone Client

The instructions listed below are for the general setup of various email clients and cannot be guaranteed to work with every email client. However, the following configuration settings are appropriate for all third party email clients, including Outlook, Thunderbird, iOS Mail and more.

Note:When using the examples below, be sure to with your actual domain name. In email examples, replace the full email address.

Display name: A user-friendly name associated with this email address in the email client - thus "John QA" could be entered and will display instead or or along with the email address.
Email address: The full email address, using the

Connection type: POP3 or IMAP.

Incoming mail server: Use

Outgoing mail server: Use 

The outgoing mail server does require authentication - check any boxes that might say "Use name and password."
Incoming mail port: 110 for POP3, 143 for IMAP.
Outgoing mail port: 25 (If 25 does not work, try 26, as many ISPs block port 25. If neither 25 nor 26 work, try 587.)
For Comcast/Xfinity Internet customers, use port 587 - ports 25 and 26 are both blocked on their network.
Security settings: No SSL boxes should be checked (see note below).
Username/Account name: This must be the full email address (
Some mail clients require that you replace the @ with a + in this username.

Password: The email password. Do NOT select SPA (Secure Password Authentication) if offered.

Example on setting up secure Email

Use the following settings to configure your computer or Mobile email client like Outlook.

Secure settings

Secure POP3 server:
Secure SMTP server:
Secure POP3 is port 995.
Secure SMTP is port 465.

Secure IMAP is port 993.
The outgoing mail is always SMTP.

Secure settings using your registered domain
Incoming server:
Outgoing server:
Incoming port: 143 for IMAP or 110 for POP
Outgoing port: 25 or 26 or 587
Both incoming and outgoing servers require Authentication. 

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